No Goal-Altering Changes During Sprints

A sprint goal describes the business purpose and value of the sprint. The sprint goal is the foundation of a mutual commitment made by the development team and the product owner. The team commits to meeting the goal by the end of the sprint; the product owner commits to not…

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Fixed-Date Release Planning in Scrum

Whether your organization intends to deploy every sprint, every few sprints, or continuously, most organizations find some amount of longer-term, higher-level planning to be useful. I refer to this type of planning as release planning. If the term release planning seems…

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